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May 6, 2019

#StreamingScene by Matthew Lucas Film

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile | Joe Berlinger

May 6, 2019

With the public’s appetite for true crime reaching seemingly insatiable levels, Netflix has gone all-in on serial killer Ted Bundy, releasing the four-part documentary Conversations With a Serial Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile within months of each other. Both are directed by Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost), who — when watching these two films in close proximity with each other — is clearly a much better documentarian than he is a narrative filmmaker. Berlinger’s…

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#KickingtheCanon by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film

Naked | Mike Leigh

In 1987, Margaret Thatcher made her infamous assertion that “there is no such thing as society” in order to espouse her doctrine of methodological individualism. Well, if the specter of Thatcher looms large over Naked, then it seems only natural that most of its characters should…

May 6, 2019
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